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Posted on: January 11, 2016

DeKalb District Attorney Seeks Indictment of Officer Involved in the Death of Anthony Hill

[Decatur, GA] DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James announced today he will seek a criminal indictment for the murder of Air Force Veteran Anthony Hill.
Hill, 27, was shot and killed by DeKalb County Police Officer Robert Olsen during a confrontation in Chamblee on March 9, 2015. The pending charges include two counts of felony murder and aggravated assault and single counts of violation of oath of office and making false statements.
"The facts and circumstances surrounding the shooting death of Anthony Hill warrant a charge for felony murder and that's why we're presenting it to the grand jury," James said. "Ultimately, it's going to be up to a grand jury if Officer Olsen is charged with felony murder."
James also announced that the indictment will be presented to the DeKalb County Grand Jury on Jan. 21.
On Jan. 6, James and his staff provided Olsen with a 15-day notice of their intentions to move forward with an indictment, as required by Georgia law. “Because Mr. Olsen in a sworn law enforcement officer, our office has to provide him with a 15-day notice of our intent to seek an indictment,” James said. “State law also grants Mr. Olsen the opportunity to make a statement to the grand jurors when the indictment is presented.”
In October 2015, the District Attorney’s Office presented the shooting case before a grand jury for civil review. During that presentment, the grand jury recommended “further investigation be conducted to aid in the decision to pursue this case.”
“We took the recommendations of the civil grand jury under consideration, reviewed all the facts, expanded our investigation and made the decision to move forward with criminal charges,” said James.
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